Accession Number:

ADA230103

Title:

Systematic Organizational Design (SORD) Methodology: A Primer

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Sep 1985-Sep 1989,

Corporate Author:

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP MCLEAN VA

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The Systematic Organizational Design SORD methodology is a user-oriented, computer-assisted tool that uses a standardized process and structure to design an Army organizational unit up through company level. This report describes the background and status of the SORD development, presents an overview of the SORD methodology, and uses examples taken from a field test of SORD to illustrate each major component of the methodology. The three major components of SORD are 1 the Mission to Function System, which designates and translates mission requirements 2 the Unit Design System, which designs a structured unit comprised of the appropriate numbers and types of major material and personnel assets and 3 the Design Evaluation System, which assesses and verifies the match between mission requirements and unit capabilities. SORD also incorporates a crew and a cell database and a report producing module. The report also discusses the benefits that can be derived from the recent institutionalization of SORD and its future refinements. author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE